2020-21 Editorial Board

Anastasia McGrath



Anastasia is an International Political Economy major from Brooklyn, New York. She enjoys researching and studying Mandarin Chinese. Aside from FURJ, on campus she is also involved with the Fordham Outdoors Club. Her hobbies include reading, practicing Chinese, and hiking.

Sage O’Dell



Sage is a senior at Rose Hill studying New Media & Digital Design, French, and History. They are also the design editor for the Literate, an amateur stand up comedian, and a passionate activist. Back home in Kansas City Sage enjoys skateboarding, reading, disc golf, and meditation.

Ava Roche


Managing Editor

Ava is a senior at FCRH majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in Peace and Justice Studies and Business Administration and is originally from Somers, CT. After graduation, she plans to attend law school and focus particularly on international law. Outside of FURJ, she is a member of Fordham Club and enjoys traveling, distance running, skiing, and creative writing.

Stephanie Sabido


Peer Review Editor

Stephanie is a senior natural sciences major in the honors program at FCLC. Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, she plans to pursue medicine after graduation. She is currently a research intern at MSKCC. Outside of FURJ, Stephanie has a passion for female healthcare and sustainable fashion.

Amanda Chen


Peer Review Editor

Amanda is a junior Business Economics major from South Pasadena, California. Her campus involvements include creating the Fordham Actuarial Club and working on the finance team of Fordham Business Development Collaboratory. She is interested in economic theory and business law. Outside of FURJ and in her spare time, she enjoys trying different cuisines in the outer boroughs of New York City and studying in small coffee shops.

Lizzy Galbo


Peer Review Editor

Lizzy is a junior Integrative Neuroscience and Music double major on the Pre-Health track from Buffalo, New York. She is presently involved in cognitive neuroscience research on visual perception, associative processing, and memory. Outside of FURJ, Lizzy is Treasurer of University Choir and a subcommittee chair of the USG Committee on Sexual Misconduct. She also loves to run, sing, and bake in her free time.

Kristina Lazdauskas


Copy Editor

Kristina is a senior Music major and Spanish minor from Milford, Connecticut. She is interested in researching contemporary vocal music, and this summer received a research grant to investigate Caroline Shaw’s choral work “Partita for 8 Voices.” Outside of class, she enjoys playing the piano and trying to learn as many languages as possible.

Ashley Conde


Book Review Editor

Ashley is a senior from Los Angeles double majoring in English and Theology. She has been involved with FURJ since her freshman year as a peer reviewer and news staff writer. She works for the EEG Lab for Language and Multilingualism Research studying how the brain processes different linguistic structures. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies and reading.

Cary Wang


News Editor

Cary is an Integrative Neuroscience major hailing from Lawrenceville, New Jersey.  He has conducted research with EEGs on visual perception and object recognition using illusions.  Aside from FURJ, Cary is an avid musician, specializing in production and mastering.

Ray Rigat


News Editor

Ray is a junior majoring in Integrative Neuroscience from Clinton, Connecticut, and hopes to pursue medicine after graduation. Ray is also obtaining an additional concentration in American-Catholic Studies from the Francis and Ann Curran Center and wishes to do additional research regarding narrative medicine and bioethical standards in the United States. He is also a FASA student advisor and loves hiking, photography, and reading.

Joe Kottke


Design Editor

Joe is a sophomore at Lincoln Center studying journalism and Spanish. On campus, they are also the news editor at the Fordham Observer. Joe is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and enjoys playing piano, reading young adult fiction, and writing.

Sam Billings


Design Editor

Sam is a junior from Houston, Texas majoring in English. She is interested in pursuing a career in publishing or linguistics. In her free time, she enjoys finding new music, watching Tik Toks, and learning how to skateboard.

Audrey O’Brien


Business Manager

Audrey is a junior double majoring in political science and computer science. She’s from a small town called Sea Cliff on Long Island. She is interested in many different topics of research, but more recently has been delving into research related to machine learning. On campus, she is involved in the College Democrats club and the Computer Science society. Her favorite things to do during her free time is paint, read, and exercise!